The Cat O' Nine Tails [Blu-ray]
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"More Than Delivers All The Goods Expected Of A Dario Argento Film!" -- The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review
"One Of Argento's Best Early Thrillers!" -- DVD Verdict
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DVD includes an interview with Argento, the screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti (whose chief contribution appears to be the rationale for the killer's motivation and origins of his "madness" --which by the way is both greatly timely, since it involves genes, and hilariously unscientific. I am reassured to find that Argento knew all along that the idea was a hokum) and the maestro Morricone. As with other Anchor Bay interviews of the Argento series, do not watch it if you have not already seen the movie, since it includes spoilers about the killer's identity.Read more ›
3 decades later, I've just seen Anchor Bay's stunning reissue of Cat which confirmed my original assessment - stylish, funny ... but lacking the element of suspense or surprise to be found in both Bird and Flies. The cast is excellent.. The DVD is superb with an interesting group of extras including an interview with Argento and radio interviews with Franciscus and Malden. I do recommend the DVD but if you're on a budget, wait for a reissue of 4 Flies or run to your local DVD store today and snap up Deep Red.
Incidentally, since I've been acquainted with Argento's films for so many years, I'm surprised all Americans don't know them. Cat o'Nine Tails just lacks the edge to be found in the rest of his works. Certainly if you like giallo flicks, you'll want to see it at least once.
Franciscus plays Carlo Giordani, a newspaper reporter who stumbles onto the story of his career (maybe even his life), assisted by an aging blind man, with a penchant for puzzles, named Franco Arnos (Malden) and the man's young niece. It seems prior to a break-in at a genetics research laboratory, Arno and his niece just happened to in the area, and witnessed something with regards to one of the scientists who works in the facility. The next day the very same scientist dies horribly as he's pushed, accidentally on purpose, in front of a commuter train.Read more ›
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this is the movie in its fullest so far, with a quality picture and sound.Some gripping moments in this filmPublished 1 month ago by noel
I really enjoyed this movie and so I bought the DVD; it plays well and have no problems with the playback. Read morePublished 3 months ago by g.m.
This is definitely the version of this film to buy. I made the mistake of buying the Diamond Entertainment version (girl on the cover with hands around her neck) which was... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Doug Richard
Reportedly, this is Dario Argento least favorite film. And while it does leave a lot to be desired, it's not quite as bad as Dario would have you believe. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Einsatz
Not a bad little mystery, made in Italy so we have the usual 197 bad dubbing even for Karl Malden who is an American to begin with? Read morePublished 14 months ago by Russell S
this has to be one of the best dvd's i've seen.the picture quality is fantastic.The chapter selections are great & the extras are pretty good,tooPublished 15 months ago by Bernadette Eastlack
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